On the olive tree and Mediterranean scrub covered hills of Massa Lubrense, in the delightful district of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, just 9 km from Sorrento and with views over the bays of Naples and Salerno, the Residence Le Capannelle stands in a delightful setting, with a wonderful panoramic view extending from Massa Lubrense to Sorrento. At just 15 km from Positano and 30 km from Amalfi, it is the ideal holiday base for discovering the Sorrento Peninsula and the legendary Amalfi Coast.
The hotel Residence Le Capannelle in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi stands midway between the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula, which have been celebrated by artists and writers throughout history. They have always been popular with celebrities and monarchs and are still one of the main international tourism destinations all year round, thanks to their coastline, enchanting scenery, good cuisine and traditions.
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi is the ideal starting point for amazing day trips by land and sea: Punta Campanella, at the very tip of the Sorrento Peninsula, is a natural marine reserve, famed for having charmed Ulysses in the Odyssey – in fact this is the very place that he was reputed to have been tempted by the Sirens, who then turned into the legendary Galli islets when the hero rejected them. The sea bed in the marine reserve offers inestimable archeological and natural treasures: amphorae, Greek and Roman remains, colorful gorgonia, yellow and red sponges, groupers and shoals of skipjack tuna and greater amberjacks comprise a spectacular submarine scene. The bay of Jeranto, Monte San Costanzo, Crapolla, the Saracen Towers and many of the other bays in this crystalline sea, can be accessed by following one of the numerous paths that cross through some of the most beautiful parts of the reserve.
There are some beautiful wild beaches, set between the sea and the rocky coast that plummets into the turquoise waters off the peninsula. The Bay of Ieranto can be accessed by a scenic walk over rough, panoramic paths: from the square in Nerano (7 km from the Residence Le Capannelle apartments in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, a quarter of Massa Lubrense), a path leads through the Mediterranean scrub, becoming extremely panoramic in proximity to the Bay, with wonderful views from Punta Penna to Punta Campanella, with Capri and the Stacks in the background.
Marina del Cantone beach (9 km from the Residence Le Capannelle) offers bathing establishments and renowned restaurants, making it ideal for a day of total relaxation. Make sure you don’t miss the beaches in Recommone and the Crapolla fjord, or the picturesque and lively towns and villages along the Sorrento coast: Vico Equense, Sant'Agnello, Sorrento and Massa Lubrense; and on the Amalfi Coast: the world famous towns of Amalfi, Positano and Vietri sul Mare. All these are just a few kilometers away from the Residence Le Capannelle hotel in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, offering enchanting views and wonderful atmospheres that should not be missed.
BY PLANE - From Naples Capodichino Airport (60 km away), take a Curreri line bus to Sorrento and get off at the railway station. Now take a SITA line bus to Sant’Agata sui due Golfi. The bus stop is 300 meters away from the Residence Le Capannelle.
BY TRAIN - Upon arrival at Napoli Centrale Station, take a Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento. At Sorrento station, take a SITA line bus to Sant’Agata sui due Golfi. The bus stop is 300 meters away from the Residence Le Capannelle.
BY CAR - Whether traveling from north or south, exit the A3 Naples-Salerno motorway at Castellamare and follow the signs for the Penisola Sorrentina / Sorrento. 750 meters after the square in Meta di Sorrento, turn left in the direction of Positano and continue for a further 5 km, until coming to the sign for Sant'Agata (turn right). Once in Sant’Agata, turn left down the high street (Corso Sant'Agata) and continue for 300 meters, until coming to the Residence Le Capannelle.
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, 0 km
Naples, 57 km
Herculaneum, 47 km
Pompeii, 31 km
Massa Lubrense, 5 km
Sorrento, 9 km
Positano, 15 km
Amalfi, 30 km
The town of Massa Lubrense, 5 km from the hotel residence, is really charming, with ancient palazzos and panoramic terraces where you can enjoy the beautiful view. Sorrento, the birthplace of Torquato Tasso, has been popular with artists and writers since the times of the Grand Tour. Byron, Goethe and Stendhal were just some of the famous names who chose to stay here, thanks to its mild climate and its romantic beauty: the tuff coastline plummets down into the deep blue sea, with views extending from Capri to Vesuvius, amidst luxuriant hills covered with Mediterranean scrub and citrus groves.
Positano and Amalfi, clinging tightly to the hills that lead down to the sea, are a triumph of alleyways and small squares, overlooking a stunning landscape.